May 21, 2024

Those Calling for Violence Against Jews Could Go on No Fly List

Sens. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., launched two measures that, if handed, would obtain the same goal: to position people on the nation’s No Fly List who encourage violence in opposition to Jewish individuals and support terrorist organizations.

Their invoice, the No Flights For Terrorists Act, together with an modification to the U.S. Code, would require the FBI to place on the No Fly List anybody who calls for violence in opposition to Jewish folks, pledges allegiance to Hamas or different U.S.-designated overseas terrorist organizations, or has been disciplined by larger schooling establishments for committing such acts.

Marshall and Blackburn filed the proposals Tuesday as ongoing antisemitic, pro-Hamas riots and encampments continued to close down school campuses nationwide. In the previous few weeks alone, a whole lot of individuals, together with college students, have been arrested on prices starting from disrupting the peace and felony trespass to hate crimes and acts of violence.

“Hamas terrorist sympathizers don’t just hate Israel, they hate America and everything we stand for. These Far-Left paid professional agitators are promoting terrorism with no fear of the consequences from this administration and these university presidents who are coddling them to safeguard their donor lists,” Marshall stated.

“These radical Marxists who are doing Hamas’ bidding across the country on college campuses, threatening the safety of our Jewish students and communities, should be treated the same way we treat the terrorist organization they are pledging their support to and immediately be placed on the [Trasnsportation Security Administration] No Fly List,” the Kansas Republican added.

Blackburn echoed Marshall’s feedback.

“It is unacceptable for terrorist sympathizers to threaten the safety of Jewish students in America with little to no consequence. When protesters chant ‘We are Hamas’ and carry around ‘Death to America’ posters, we should believe them,” Blackburn stated. “Any student, professor, or paid protester in America who promotes terrorism or engages in terrorist acts on behalf of Hamas should immediately be placed on the TSA No Fly List.”

The GOP senators proposed amending Title 49 of the U.S. Code to reauthorize and enhance the Federal Aviation Administration and different civil aviation packages. Their modification was to a different modification, (No. 1911) supplied by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jerry Moran R-Kan.

According to the Marshall-Blackburn modification, these to be added to the No Fly List embrace

any particular person who has overtly pledged support for, or espoused allegiance or affiliations to, any group that has been designed as a overseas terrorist group by the Secretary of State below part 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, together with—the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Hamas; the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade; Hizballah; Palestine Islamic Jihad; the Palestine Liberation Front; the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Kata’ib Hizballah; the Abdallah Azzam Brigades; and the al-Ashtar Brigades.

Those expressing support for overseas terrorist organizations are to be added to the No Fly List, together with “any individual who solicits, commands, induces or otherwise endeavors to persuade another person to engage in a crime of violence against a Jewish person or their Jewish people because of their race or religion.”

They embrace any college students enrolled in schools, universities, or different larger schooling establishments which have been disciplined for committing such acts, in addition to any professor, college member, or paid agitator.

Marshall and Blackburn additionally cosponsored a invoice filed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to ban any pupil mortgage forgiveness for protesters convicted of a criminal offense whereas protesting on U.S. school campuses.

The two additionally joined a delegation of 27 U.S. senators final month calling on the Biden administration’s Justice and Education departments to reply instantly to the “outbreak of antisemitic, pro-terrorist mobs on college campuses.”

The senators referred to as on the Education Department and federal legislation enforcement “to restore order, prosecute the mobs who have perpetuated violence and threats against Jewish students, revoke the visas of all foreign nationals (such as exchange students) who have taken part in promoting terrorism, and hold accountable school administrators who have stood by instead of protecting their students,” as The Center Square reported.

Originally printed by The Center Square